26 March 2018
Tritax, a market leading property investment fund management house, is pleased to announce the appointment today of Ben Freeman as Chief Financial Officer of the Tritax Group. Ben is the Group’s third senior appointment over the past six months.
Initially qualifying at KPMG, Ben has over 30 years’ experience in finance, including strategy, structuring, operational and cash management, corporate finance and reporting. He has an extensive track record in the property sector, working for nearly six years as Finance Controller and Company Secretary at Helical Bar plc until 1992 and nearly seven years as Finance Director at M&G Real Estate (property portfolio of £16 billion) until 2007.
Ben has focused his career since on roles within organisations going through change, with a particular emphasis on the real estate/housing sector, including recent interim FD/CFO roles at Circle Housing (Clarion), Viridian Housing (Optivo), Fortis Living (HA), Quintain PLC and Bedfordshire Pilgrims (HA), as well as consultancy roles at British Land PLC, Peabody Housing, Astor Housing, Hyde HA and L&G (investment managers).
Commenting on the appointment, Henry Franklin, Partner of Tritax, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Ben as CFO of the Tritax Group. I am confident that Ben’s wealth of expertise in strategic financial and commercial roles, as well as the extensive industry experience he brings, will prove invaluable to our business as we continue to deliver on Tritax’s growth strategy and build on the track record and reputation of the Group’s real estate platforms.
This follows two recent senior appointments by Tritax, Nick Preston as Director of Fund Development and Charlie Withers as Development Director, together adding to the strengths of our current team.”
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The Tritax Group started in 1995 where it focused on originating, syndicating and managing commercial property investments. As at 31 December 2017, the Tritax Group had a total of over 22.6 million sq. ft. of real estate assets including Big Box assets, industrial properties, office, retail and hotels, across the UK and wider Europe.
Since 2000, the Tritax Group has delivered an average exit IRR across its non-tax products of approximately 15% pa (excluding Tritax Big Box REIT plc). Its recent tenant list includes Amazon, Asda GDF Suez, Next Group plc, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.